Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB)      

Welcome to the Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB).

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Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB) - Research     

Overview: Building miniaturised electronic systems for biomedical and ubiquitous sensing applications.

We are working on the sensors compatible with CMOS IC technology, allowing them to be manufactured with integrated electronic readout, produced in mass quantities (potentially at low cost), and deployed in a one-time use, disposable format for point-of-care testing. In this regard, various magnetic sensors including Hall effect sensors, Giant Magnetoresistance (GMR), Anisotropic magnetoresistance (AMR), Tunnelling magnetoresistance (TMR), spin valve sensors, SQUID sensors, magnetic resonance sensors (NMR, ESR etc.). Furthermore, we research on the magnetic tweezing to trap and manipulate the magnetic tags with a magnetic field to potentially speed up the reaction or remove unbound tags. Our study also focuses on in-depth analysis using simulation as it’s essential before an overall system to ensure the targeted functionality.

Since William Thomson (Lord Kelvin) discovered in 1856 that “the conducting power of an iron plate, when magnetized, became greater across than along the lines of magnetization”, magnetoresistance has become an invisible companion of our lives, notably in miniature sensors that measure linear position, angle, and rotation speed, as found in cars, as well as in electronic compasses that measure the Earth's magnetic field or the electric current in a conductor. Yet, more than 160 years later, magnetoresistance still holds hidden surprises, revealing fundamental aspects of electron conduction and enabling new technological applications.

The Magnetoelectronics lab aims to promote and support engineering and physical science research in magnetism, magnetic sensors, circuits, devices, and spintronics. Research in Magnetism is broadly ranging from theoretical, simulation, design and experimental work in fundamental physics to applications of magnetic devices, sensors, and electronics.


Research interests:

  • Integrated Circuit Design
  • Wearable Electronics
  • Biomedical Sensors and Readout Circuits
  • Magnetic Sensors and Systems
  • Point-of-Care Diagnostics
  • Magnetic Modelling and Simulation

Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB) - Collaboration     



Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB) - Team    

Group Leader Dr. Hadi Heidari

PhD Students:

Siming Zuo is a PhD student in the Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB), University of Glasgow. He received his double B.E. degrees in Electronic and Electrical Engineering from University of Electronic Science and Technology of China (UESTC) and University of Glasgow (UoG). He is currently working on the development of Miniaturising Magnetic based Medical Systems under the supervision of Dr Hadi Heidari.
Adnan Zahid, received his BSc Hons in Electronics and Communications Engineering from Glasgow Caledonian University, in 2010 and MSc degree in Electronics and Electrical Engineering from University of Strathclyde, in 2016. He is currently pursuing his PhD degree from Oct 2017 with meLAB group in Electronics and Nanoscale Division. His present research will focus on smart sensors for agriculture, food and environmental monitoring applications under the supervision of Dr Abbasi and Dr Heidari.
  Kaung Oo Htet is a PhD student in the meLAB from Oct 2017. He is currently working on Wireless Power Delivery for Implantable Applications.
  Jinwei Zhao a PhD student in the meLAB from Nov 2017. He is currently working on Wireless Power Delivery Circuit Design for Device Implants under the supervision of Prof Muhammad Imran and Dr Heidari.
  Ali Moathin with Prof J. Marsh
  Haobo Li with Dr F. Fioranelli

MEng/MSc and BEng Students:

Asfand Tanwear is a MEng student working on the project titled: Magnetic Levitation Gesture Control Delta Robot
Naeem Mannan is a MEng student working on the project titled: Electronic Readout Circuits for Food Spoilage Monitoring
Henry Briggs is an MSc student working on the project titled: Design Low-Power SAR ADC
Dadong Shang is a BEng student working on the project titled: Gesture Control of Robotic/Prosthetic Hands
Chengzhi Fu is a BEng student working on the project titled: Circuit Design Interfaces for Biosensors
Konstantinos Giannopoulos is a BEng student working on the project titled: Magnetomyography
Himmy Tam is a BEng student working on the project titled: Wireless Power Delivery for Implantable Medical Devices

Past Students:

MSc Xiangpeng Liang  Wearable Gesture Control Wrist-Worn 2017
MSc Zhaochen Yin  On-chip Magnetic Biosensors 2017
MSc Jiuge Chen  Magnetic Biosensors Simulation 2017
Visitor Leopold Deboos Icam, France 2017
Visitor Alex Boyd Nuffield Foundation 2017
Visitor Marie Magnaudeix Icam, France 2016
 BEng Alexandra Todorova   2016
 BEng Samyak Shah   2016
 BEng Vincent Wong   2016
 BEng Makhdum Haider   2016

Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB) - News      


Dec 2017: Dr Heidari gives an invited talk at the Nanjing University of Science and Technology, China.
Nov 2017: Dr Heidari gives an invited talk at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, Japan.
Oct 2017: Our paper accepted for publication in IEEE Sensors Letters.
Sep 2017: Project on Magneto-Optical Air Pollution Monitoring System funded by Glasgow Exchange Knowledge Fund. 
Sep 2017: Special Issue "Smart Packaging" being co-edited at the Sensors Journal.
Sep 2017: Welcome to Adnan, Asfand and Naeem to join the meLAB.
Sep 2017: Two Travel Scholarships awarded from IEEE Circuits and Systems Society.
Sep 2017: Paper presented at the New Generation of Circuits and Systems Conference (NGCAS), Genova, Italy.
Aug 2017: Special Issue "Wearable Wireless Devices" being co-edited at the Applied Science Journal.
Aug 2017: meLAB group organised the 2nd UK-China Emerging Technologies (UCET) workshop at the University of Glasgow.
Aug 2017: Project on Magnetic-based Air Pollution Monitoring Systems in collaboration with UESTC funded by NFSC, China. 
Aug 2017: Xiangpeng awarded CASS Travel Grant for NGCAS Conference.
Aug 2017: 3 papers accepted to the 2017 IEEE SENSORS Conference, Glasgow, UK.
Aug 2017: Xiangpeng paper accepted to the New Generation of Circuits and Systems Conference (NGCAS), Genova, Italy.
May 2017: Dr Heidari presented an invited talk at the Xi'an Jiaotong University, Shaanxi Sheng, China.
April 2017: Paper accepted in Applied Physics Reviews.
March 2017: Dr Heidari visited Silergy Corporation, Shanghai, China.
March 2017: Dr Heidari visited and presented a talk at Mirco Tera Company, Changsha, Hunan, China.
Feb 2017: Paper accepted in IEEE Transaction of Electron Device.
Feb 2017: Paper accepted in ISCAS 2016 Conference, Baltimore, USA.
Feb 2017: Dr Heidari elevated to IEEE Senior Member.
Jan 2017: Dr Heidari becomes member of IEEE Sensors Council Administrative Committee, representing IEEE Young Professional Programme.



Nov 2016: Special session proposal on “Wearable Sensing Systems” accepted for inclusion in the technical program of IEEE ISCAS 2017, Baltimore, USA.
July 2016: Dr Heidari appointed as Lecturer in Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering at the University of Glasgow, UK. 
June 2016: Dr Heidari presented a talk at McGill University, Montreal, for a short research visiting.

Magnetoelectronics Lab (meLAB) - Contact     


Hadi Heidari, Ph.D., SMIEEE

Lecturer (Electronics and Nanoscale Engineering)
School of Engineering
Room 533a, James Watt Building (South)
University of Glasgow
Glasgow, G12 8QQ, UK

Tel: +44 (0) 141 330 6789



Information for Prospective Students

We are always looking for outstanding and exceptional students (both MEng/MSc thesis option and PhD). In particular, we're looking for PhD applicants who have experience in Analog Circuit Design/Solid-State Sensors/Implantable and Wearable Electronics. If you are a prospective graduate student and you have some prior background in Circuit and Sensors (papers, projects, courses etc.) then please feel free to send us an email about yourself and your research interests. Information on the application process is available at:


We are in James Watt Building (South) on University of Glasgow campus. The following Google map shows the precise location of this building: